Nearer, My God, to Thee

Lyrics

  1. 1. Nearer, my God, to thee,
    Nearer to thee!
    E’en though it be a cross
    That raiseth me.
    Still all my song shall be
    Nearer, my God, to thee,
    Nearer, my God, to thee,
    Nearer to thee!
  2. 2. Though like the wanderer,
    The sun gone down,
    Darkness be over me,
    My rest a stone,
    Yet in my dreams I’d be
    Nearer, my God, to thee,
    Nearer, my God, to thee,
    Nearer to thee!
  3. 3. There let the way appear,
    Steps unto heav’n;
    All that thou sendest me,
    In mercy giv’n;
    Angels to beckon me
    Nearer, my God, to thee,
    Nearer, my God, to thee,
    Nearer to thee!
  4. 4. Then with my waking thoughts
    Bright with thy praise,
    Out of my stony griefs
    Bethel I’ll raise;
    So by my woes to be
    Nearer, my God, to thee,
    Nearer, my God, to thee,
    Nearer to thee!
  5. 5. Or if, on joyful wing
    Cleaving the sky,
    Sun, moon, and stars forgot,
    Upward I fly,
    Still all my song shall be
    Nearer, my God, to thee,
    Nearer, my God, to thee,
    Nearer to thee!
  6. Text: Sarah F. Adams, 1805–1848
    Music: Lowell Mason, 1792–1872